This is a terrific apologetics website (defending the Christian faith). Check it out, especially the videos (this was probably just me, but I want to point out that you need to click on the “>” sign in the lower right hand corner to advance the slides). It is on the blogroll as well.
If you are voting for Obama this is required reading. I wish the lady in the video below would read it. This information is available, yet because of the mainstream media bias we know much more about Sarah Palin’s private life than Barak Obama’s public or private lives.
Amazingly, the truth about Obama is so grisly and bizarre that his fans can’t believe it. His views are so far removed from what decent human beings can tolerate that his followers reflexively deny them. In a weird way, we’d be better off just telling part of truth. They just can’t conceive of someone standing alone against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act or being so pro-partial-birth abortion.
This is what Obama’s fans think he is going to do for them. Think he might have cranked up the expectations a bit much? Partial transcript:
I never thought this day would happen. . . . I won’t have to work on puttin’ gas in my car. I won’t have to work at payin’ my mortgage. You know. If I help him [Obama], he’s gonna help me.
Insanity. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU
More about the intolerance of “same sex marriage.”
A plea to atheists – well reasoned answers from Dr. Michael Horton. A sample:
Even the most skeptical of scholars acknowledge that Christ died on the cross under Roman authority, particularly since this is reported by non-Christian officials and historians at the time. Here is what early Jewish and Roman officials agreed on: (1) Jesus was crucified as a blasphemer under Jewish law and as a trouble-maker under Roman law; (2) Jesus died, confirmed by the strict procedures of Roman crucifixion; (3) he was placed in a tomb with Roman and Jewish guards posted (to guard against theft of his body by followers); (4) he was not in the tomb after three days and (5) a widespread commotion broke out in Jerusalem over his whereabouts. These can be pieced together by first-century statements from Romans rulers and historians such as Pliny the Younger, Trajan, and Tacitus and from rabbinical writings as well as the Jewish historian Josephus. From there, theories varied. Jewish leaders (Pharisees) argued that the body had somehow been stolen in spite of the double-regiment of Sanhedrin police and Roman soldiers. Romans, who saw the whole matter as a troublesome intra-Jewish affair, were so provoked by the empty tomb that they began rounding up anyone and everyone who claimed to have known Jesus. Disappearing bodies did not bode well for the deterrent force of Roman crucifixion.
As the apostles were brought before Roman authorities, they said nothing about how Jesus had helped them put their marriages back together or how they found it helpful and useful in daily living. Rather, they testified to datable events, which they assumed to have been well-known to their judges. If it had only promised good advice, spiritual and moral therapy, or pragmatic usefulness, Rome would have had no trouble adding another cult to the soup of imperial religion. However, the claim was that Jesus alone is Lord of the cosmos and Savior of the world (both titles that Caesar claimed for himself).
Of course, the early followers of Jesus believed that Jesus had been raised and had appeared to them for many days, explaining how his death and resurrection were promised throughout the Old Testament, and then ascended to the right hand of the Father in glory where he will remain until he returns to judge the living and the dead. The disciples, who, by their own accounts, had shown themselves to be cowards after Jesus’ arrest, were now willing martyrs for their testimony to the risen Christ and this Good News spread rapidly, just as Jesus promised, “from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria to the uttermost parts of the earth.”
Arnold on Obama. Funny.